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1. To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; applied to the offender. In this thing the lord pardon thy servant. (2 kings v. 18) I pray you, pardon me; pray heartily, pardom me. (Shak)

2. To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; applied to offenses. I pray thee, pardon my sin. (1 S. Xv. 25) Apollo, pardon My great profaneness 'gainst thine oracle (Shak)

3. To refrain from exacting as a penalty. I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it. (Shak)

4. To give leave (of departure) to. Even now about it! I will pardon you. (Shak) Pardon me, forgive me; excuse me; a phrase used also to express courteous denial or contradiction.

Synonym: To forgive, absolve, excuse, overlook, remit, asquit. See Excuse.

Origin: Either fr. Pardon, n, or from F. Pardonner, LL. Perdonare; L. Per through, thoroughly, perfectly _ donare to give, to present. See Par-, and Donation.

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Pardon my complete ignorance

My fourth year project is a bit odd for a computer sci student next year. For extra credit i need to have add a bit of "biology" into my project. Sorry for my English and silly simple questions :wink: What is the most simple single cell organism that exists?(Least amount of genes and bases...

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by TaAncel
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:12 pm
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Topic: Pardon my complete ignorance
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what causes the change in hair colour

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by foxbrent
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes the change in hair colour
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Re: Camouflage in nature

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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So basically are you guys saying that Darwin was racist because of his environment. Does that mean we should pardon all those murderes, and criminals, who grew up in bad environments. No, of course not, he was an adult, and capable of thinking for himself, and he should be able ...

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by biohazard
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Darwin and Racism
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